Dan Connell

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The Afars: Eritrea’s Forgotten Refugees

The Afars, a tightly knit Muslim minority in one of the most inhospitable corners of Africa, are determined to keep their home and the culture that sustains them.

Playing with Peace in Myanmar

International aid and "statebuilding" exercises risk exacerbating ethnic conflicts in Myanmar. Here's a more realistic approach.

An Eritrean in Israel

Over 35,000 Eritrean refugees live in Israel today. Dubbed a "cancer" by right-wing politicians, just four have been granted asylum.

Eritrean Refugees at Risk

Eritrean refugees face human trafficking, exploitation, and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel.

Sudan: Recasting U.S. Policy

Massive injections of U.S. and Soviet arms have kept the war raging between northern and southern Sudan for nearly a half-century.

Eritrea/Ethiopia War Looms

The latest State Department call for progress in the stalled Ethiopia-Eritrea peace accord--issued this week and coming on the heels of similar expressions of concern by European diplomats last week--is welcome news for those fearing the renewal of war.

Rethinking Sudan

The conflict in Sudan is considerably more complicated than the simple north-south, Muslim vs. Christian, Arab vs. African duality many of those now lobbying the administration present.